OCDSB Speaker Series Presents “Love Builds Brains: Bringing Joy Back to Learning”, featuring guest speaker Dr. Jean Clinton

OCDSB Speaker Series Presents “Love Builds Brains: Bringing Joy Back to Learning”, featuring guest speaker Dr. Jean Clinton
Posted on 08/23/2022
OCDSB Speaker Series Presents “Love Builds Brains: Bringing Joy Back to Learning”, featuring guest speaker Dr. Jean Clinton

As we approach the beginning of a new school year, parents and guardians are invited to join the OCDSB and guest speaker Dr. Jean Clinton for “Love Builds Brains: Bringing Joy Back to Learning”, a virtual speaker series session.  

Date: Wednesday, August 31st 
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
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Preparing for a new school year can bring a wide variety of emotions for parents, guardians, and children. As we look to the year ahead, we may wonder what we can do to support and nurture our children, and to help them to regain their joy and love of learning. In this virtual workshop, Dr. Clinton will share her knowledge and expertise with families on how through compassion, connection, and hope, we can create conditions for our children to flourish and thrive. Parents and guardians of students in any grade are welcome. 

Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a member on the MindUP Scientific Advisory Board as well as a MindUP for Families Advisor.

She was a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, and is a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues and was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 - 2018. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families, and is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and voices are heard and respected.


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